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Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017
Fitzgibbon teams up with MHS for student physicals (02/20/17)
Marshall High School and Bueker Middle School student athletes will get a jump start on their respective sports seasons for the 2017-2018 academic year, thanks to free sports physicals on Monday, March 8. The physicals will be provided by the physicians and staff of Fitzgibbon Hospital, Marshall Family Practice, Fitzgibbon Chiropractic and Marshall Orthopedic and Sports Medicine...
Marshall resident shares personal story for National Heart Month (02/13/17)
Someone who takes care of their health by eating right and exercising regularly would not expect to have heart trouble. But for longtime Marshall resident Michelle Porter, the trouble she developed could have been very serious. Thankfully, the caring staff at Fitzgibbon Hospital was able to help her to a speedy diagnosis and full recovery...
Arnold joins Akeman-McBurney Medical Clinic (02/06/17)
Akeman-McBurney Medical Clinic announces the arrival of Heather Arnold, family nurse practitioner. Arnold will work in conjunction with Theresa Campbell, FNP, to deliver primary care to Saline and Howard County residents. In addition to these advanced practice nurses at Akeman-McBurney Medical Clinic, Carrie Peecher, D.O., also treats patients at the rural health clinic, which follows the Patient Centered Medical Home model of care...
February is National Heart Health Month (02/06/17)
Throughout the month of February, medical providers and healthcare organizations observe National Heart Health Month to bring awareness to one of the leading causes of premature death: heart attack. To understand what causes heart attacks, we first have to understand heart disease. ...
Fitzgibbon Hospital, Richard DeFord (01/30/17)
Winter temperatures are not the only thing affecting Missourians this month. Cases of influenza in Missouri rose this month, with more than 1,560 laboratory-positive cases reported during week two of 2017, according to the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services. ...
Fitzgibbon Hospital, Richard DeFord (01/23/17)
One of the biggest challenges to healthcare delivery is the nationwide shortage of nurses. Over the past decade, the average age of employed registered nurses has increased by nearly two years, from 42.7 years old in 2000 to 44.6 years old in 2010, according to the most recent numbers published by the American Nurses Association. ...
Fitzgibbon Hospital, Richard DeFord (01/16/17)
With the arrival of the New Year, many people may already be grappling with new resolutions, some of which may already have been broken before day two arrived. But for some, the resolution to change their lifestyle and live healthier during 2017 is still ongoing. ...
January is Mental Wellness Month (01/16/17)
When researching mental health literature, it is difficult to find a definition of mental wellness because instead, we define its absence, mental illness such as depression, anxiety. According to the World Health Organization, mental wellness is defined as "a state of well-being in which the individual realizes his or her own abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to his or her community." What a mouthful. ...
Fitzgibbon Hospital, Richard DeFord (01/09/17)
When an illness or surgery requires care for a prolonged period of time, families often turn to home health services to help. Fitzgibbon Hospital provides home health through its Community Services Department, which includes Hospice and Homemaker Services. The Home Health program has actively provided care for patients since 1978. For the Kruger family of Marshall, Home Health services from Fitzgibbon Hospital were a godsend...
Fitzgibbon Hospital, Richard DeFord (01/03/17)
A recent outbreak of mumps at the University of Missouri has made national news over the last month, with local residents asking if our community is at risk. While mumps is not a new disease, immunization strategies are being re-evaluated to see how the effectiveness of the vaccine can be increased. ...
Fitzgibbon Hospital, Richard DeFord (12/27/16)
There is an old expression, "Time heals all wounds." And while that expression may be in reference to relationships, it is actually true for wounds of the skin. And usually, barring an infection, most wounds do eventually heal if properly cared for. ...
Fitzgibbon Hospital, Richard DeFord (12/19/16)
As the end of the year approaches, people seemingly embrace change for themselves more than at any other time of the year in the form of New Year's resolutions. According to researchers at the University of Scranton, more than 40 percent of Americans make these annual resolutions, while just 8 percent actually achieve their goal...
Fitzgibbon Hospital, Richard DeFord (12/12/16)
The Fitzgibbon Hospital Board of Trustees announces the appointment of two new members to the hospital's governing body. Retired educator Mary Lou Porter and attorney Jill Harriman Lilleman, both of Marshall, were welcomed at the last hospital board meeting in late October...
Fitzgibbon Hospital upgrades CT equipment (12/05/16)
As part of its ongoing investment to ensure patients and physicians have access to the most up-to-date technology, Fitzgibbon Hospital will implement a significant upgrade to its diagnostic imaging capabilities with the installation this month of a new CT scanner. ...
Fitzgibbon Hospital, Richard DeFord (11/28/16)
by Richard DeFord Fitzgibbon Hospital November is National Homecare and Hospice month, which allows homecare and hospice agencies a chance to tell their stories about the compassionate care their staffs provide to patients and their families every day. ...
Overcoming dietary temptation during Thanksgiving (11/21/16)
Thanksgiving is one of America's favorite iconic holidays. The idea that everyone comes together with their families or friends with a common goal of showing gratitude for the blessings they have received has united Americans for centuries. There is storytelling around the living room of the blessings of the year, football, togetherness and let's not forget the glorious food. ...
Sleep apnea impacts lives (10/31/16)
Obstructive sleep apnea was brought into the spotlight during the first game of the World Series last week when announcers Joe Buck and John Smoltz discussed the condition afflicting more than 22 million Americans. Even some professional baseball players have been affected, as Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli and Texas Rangers first baseman Prince Fielder announced this year. ...
Saline County Health Dept. to host flu clinic Tuesday (10/24/16)
The Saline County Health Department is offering one more flu clinic this week. Health personnel will be on hand to administer flu shots from noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25, at the Saline County Health Department Office located at 1825 S. Atchison Ave. in Marshall...
Fitzgibbon staff go the extra mileFitzgibbon staff go the extra mile (10/24/16)
When you are homeless in your own town, at least you are in familiar surroundings which can help you cope. But when you are homeless and involved in a rollover accident in a car that picked you up while hitchhiking, it can really throw you for a loop. Such is the case with one man who found himself in the Fitzgibbon Hospital ER recently. The man had walked for miles following the accident when he finally decided he couldn't walk anymore and called 911...
A screening 3D mammogram can save your life (10/17/16)
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, drawing attention to this deadly disease. During this month we pay homage to those lost, honor those who have survived and educate everyone about the importance of early detection and treatment. Fitzgibbon Hospital upgraded its mammography equipment in December 2015 -- the purchase of which was partially offset by funds raised through Fitzgibbon Hospital Foundation events like the annual Pete H. Rea Memorial Golf Tournament and The Fling...
Fitz the I-CARE Bear helps child patients (09/06/16)
Fitzgibbon Hospital has a new friend for its young patients. This friend isn't a doctor, advanced practice nurse or other staff member. He is considerably softer than that and is sure to bring a smile to the faces of many children in our area who are encountering a medical injury or procedure...
Parents cite oral heath as a top back-to-school concern (08/29/16)
ST. LOUIS -- In the midst of all the back-to-school chaos, parents across the nation have a lot on their minds: grades, their child's friends, physical activity, and money. But, according to a Delta Dental survey of Missouri parents, which was released today, oral health ranks among the top concerns...
Hospice helps ensure the highest quality of life (08/29/16)
There is an old saying that "there are two sure things in life: death and taxes." But as sure as death is, many put off thinking about death or planning for it until it is imminent. One tool area families have to help them in their last months of life is the care provided through hospice. ...
Truman VA programs awarded accreditation from The Joint Commission (08/23/16)
COLUMBIA -- The Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans' Hospital announced Thursday, Aug. 18, it has earned The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval for four different programs -- Hospital accreditation, nursing Care Center (Community Living Center), Behavioral Heath Care, and Home Care (Home Basted Primary Care) -- by demonstration continuous compliance with its performance standards. ...
Fitzgibbon Chiropractic to open in Marshall (08/23/16)
MARSHALL -- Fitzgibbon Hospital announces the addition of chiropractic services as part of the new Fitzgibbon Chiropractic practice opening inside the Fitzgibbon Medical Clinic. Fitzgibbon Chiropractic will be staffed by lifelong area resident, Kylie Heying, D.C., a recent graduate of the Cleveland University of Chiropractic and Health Sciences in Kansas City. She is board-certified by the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners...